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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens (Sony E)

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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.2 to f/22
  • Extremely Fast Prime
  • Manual Focus for Reliable Fine-Focus
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.1'
Elegant and versatile, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens is a fast and compact wide-normal prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for impressive clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lens is also defined by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, which benefits working with selective focus techniques and also aids working in low-light conditions. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away.
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Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Overview

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Elegant and versatile, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens is a fast and compact wide-normal prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for impressive clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lens is also defined by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, which benefits working with selective focus techniques and also aids working in low-light conditions. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away.

SE (Stills Edition) version features clicked aperture detents for more tactile control over aperture switching in 1/3-stop increments.
Wide-normal prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.2 maximum aperture helps control depth of field for shallow depth of field shooting, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 1.1'.
A 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Electronic contacts relay Exif information to the camera for accurate focus assist functions and metadata recording.

Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40mm (35mm Equivalent: 60mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
55°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Optical Design
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
10
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.62 x 2.04" / 66.5 x 51.9 mm
Weight
11.99 oz / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.3 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Reviews

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Is a lens hood included with the Voigtlander 40mm ...

Is a lens hood included with the Voigtlander 40mm F/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE lens?
Asked by: Richard
Yes, it comes with a screw on hood.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-12-11

One of your sales people said the SE was not for ...

One of your sales people said the SE was not for full frame but only APS-C. The specs say full frame. Can you clarify? I would be using it with a Sony A7RIII.
Asked by: KATHRYN
This is a full-frame lens. The SE-version is a slightly altered version of the 40mm Nokton f/1.2 with the aperture declicking switch removed. Optically, this is identical to the classic and therefore suitable for full-frame/35mm sensors.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-12-11

What’s the difference between this SE and the ...

What’s the difference between this SE and the older 40/1.2 besides the click aperture ring? Are they optically same? I noticed it’s more than 100gram lighter.
Asked by: Chaoyi
Yeah that's actually the main difference. The SE (Still Edition) Variants are lighter/smaller versions of their classic counterparts. Since they are smaller the design is a little different and they removed the de-click aperture button that the originals have.
Answered by: Stephen M
Date published: 2022-12-11
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